March 31, 2010

Fox News cuts LL Cool J from Sarah Palin's new show after he says he didn't agree to participate

Posted: 03:39 PM ET

Via The Los Angeles Times

The announcement by Fox News on Tuesday that LL Cool J would be featured in the debut episode of a new show hosted by Sarah Palin provoked surprise among many – including, apparently, the rapper himself, who wrote on his Twitter account late Tuesday that he had not participated in the show. 

“Fox lifted an old interview I gave in 2008 to someone else & are misrepresenting to the public in order to promote Sarah Palins Show,” he tweeted. “WOW.”

Fox News said the program, “Real American Stories,” included an interview the performer gave to the network as part of an online project of the same name that launched during the 2008 election. But producers are now excising his interview from the show after LL Cool J, whose real name is James Todd Smith, raised objections.

"'Real American Stories' features uplifting tales about overcoming adversity and we believe Mr. Smith’s interview fit that criteria," said a spokeswoman for the network. "However, as it appears that Mr. Smith does not want to be associated with a program that could serve as an inspiration to others, we are cutting his interview from the special and wish him the best with his fledgling acting career."

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IKHAN   March 31st, 2010 4:00 pm ET

Hi Larry,
kudos to LL J for opting out of a worthless show. Fox propaganda Channel would have to live by the idiot pack that spear heads their propaganda.

Hugh in California   March 31st, 2010 8:02 pm ET

Who would want to even participate on FAUX News unless they enjoyed being belittled by such right-wing nuts like Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, or Sean Hannity!

Charles   March 31st, 2010 8:14 pm ET

Bill O'Reilly is very intelligent and often offers fair balance, something missing from most MSM outlets.

LacrosseMom   March 31st, 2010 8:40 pm ET

O'Reilly .......intelligent??? Please! The man is SO out of touch its scary!

LL Cool J what did you expect from........ Faux News?

Kathryn   March 31st, 2010 9:22 pm ET

Thanks you for NOT doing that show LL.

That violent, racist and hateful republican party and woman is just trying to get a few black faces to make it look like they like black people.

Now that we can stand up and fight back, we are longer for SALE Palin!!

Kathryn   March 31st, 2010 9:24 pm ET

LL had you said yes, I would have been disappointed. Thanks for saying no!

Palin, you don't like the president, you dislike us too.

Au revoir to Russian airspace and stay there!

lexi9650   March 31st, 2010 11:06 pm ET

Well said! I think she is full of it and only wants publicity to better her name...she is an embarrassment to white women...well at least this one.

pat davis   March 31st, 2010 11:39 pm ET

I love the way Fox tried to flip it! It's not that LL didn't want to be a part of a show that supposidly " serves as an inspiration to others ", it's that LL didn't want to be a part of a show he didn't agree to participate in! Fox cut the interview from the show because they had NO choice!

Good for you LL Cool J! That is why the Ladies Love Ya 🙂 !

Krobo   April 1st, 2010 5:52 am ET

As usual, the good people of Fox and the Right Wingers have to use condescension as their means of self defense. They got smirk and tagged his successful acting career "fledgling" all because he questions when he authorised that his image be used in promotion or the entire show as a whole. All they had to do was admit that it is an old interview and seek permission or simply inform him.
I guess their sarcasm is only good at exposing their own hypocrisy.

Eddie   April 1st, 2010 8:59 am ET

Right on LL Cool J!!! Why would anybody allow a right wing demon to use your interview and image? Its like saying "see we got one, yall jump on the band wagon! We're not racist pigs who are against minorities! We love us some LL Cool J"!! What a fricken joke!!! A dumb stupid one at that!!!! They will stoop to every level.........

Charles   April 1st, 2010 3:51 pm ET

Mommy, you are so out of touch. Spending too much time monitoring the Bush's travels.

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